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Managed isolation and quarantine data(external link) — MBIE

A daily snapshot of data and statistics about managed isolation and quarantine in New Zealand.  

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This page is updated monthly. These facts and figures are from 20 March 2022.

Emergency Allocations

MBIE began processing Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) emergency allocations when the MIQ voucher system was made mandatory in November 2020.

On 25 March 2022 the MIQ voucher system was decommissioned. Without vouchers we no longer need a system for emergency allocations of vouchers. From Friday 25 March 2022, MBIE will no longer accept any new emergency allocation requests.

MIQ voucher booking system to end, decommissioning of facilities underway

From 30 October 2020 to 20 March 2022, MIQ processed 10,126 completed applications and approved 6,244 applications for Emergency Allocations.


Exemptions from managed isolation include joining someone in MIQ, people in transit, people whose medical needs require hospital-level care, and exceptional circumstances such as end-of-life visits.

MIQ’s exemption application process was removed on Tuesday 3 May 2022 following Government’s removal of the Maritime Border Order. Now it’s no longer mandatory for any arrivals to enter MIQ we no longer need to grant exemptions from managed isolation.

From 14 July 2020 (the date MBIE took responsibility for MIQ) to 12 April 2022, there were 8,973 applications completed or not progressed. 1,265 exemptions have been approved.

Breakdown of approved Exemption applications

Joining someone in MIQ – 891

Transit passengers – 95

Medical Exemption – 48

Exceptional circumstances – 231


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Last updated: 03 May 2022